A # 11 with a side of beef? Not enough.
Carson Wentz is heading to Indianapolis, but could quit his No.11 uniform number in Philadelphia – that is, if Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman has anything to say about it.
Pittman is currently wearing No. 11 for the Colts, but has no interest in giving up his jersey number, adding he is “locked up”.
“He actually texted me about two hours after the news broke, and he just asked me what I thought, and I told him I was going to stay, and he said. said it was cool and he would change his number, and it was that easy, “Pittman said on” Good Morning Football “Monday. “I mean, he was a cold guy about it, so that was great.”
“I’m No. 11. I don’t think there’s a deal that’s going to be made,” Pittman added to TMZ.
Pittman said Wentz would treat the situation with respect, without demanding the number or stressing the issue, and that he would feel uncomfortable taking money in exchange for the number.
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The Colts’ swap for Wentz reunites the passer with former Philly OC and current Colts HC Frank Reich, with whom Wentz had great success in 2017 before a knee injury kept him sidelined on the rest of the year.
Wentz had an MVP-caliber season with the Eagles in 2017: 33 touchdowns for just seven interceptions in 13 games. The Eagles would win Super Bowl 52 with Nick Foles under center, and Reich would take over from the Colts after the season.
The Colts traded a third-round pick in 2021 and a conditional second-round pick in 2022 for Wentz earlier in February, filling the gap left by a retired Philip Rivers. Pittman himself has had a strong rookie season with Rivers, catching 40 passes for 503 yards and one touchdown in 13 games.
All’s well that ends well, and both sides certainly know that the only numbers that matter will be the ones they show on Sunday next season.